Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
Save the Children seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Multi-sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania to be responsible for providing technical guidance on project activities including surveillance and surveys, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), targeted evaluations, information systems, and relating data to program planning. The incumbent will serve as a key M&E expert and primary contact for M&E strategies and implementation for this integrated program. S/he will provide advice, guidance, and coordination to SC and consortium partners, the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) and other collaborating organizations in the implementation and strengthening of M&E systems for the nutrition and agriculture program activities supported by USAID.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of Government of Tanzania priorities and policies both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, nutrition, HIV/TB and emergency response. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to create a single operation in Tanzania. We currently have an operational presence in Dodoma, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe, Kigoma and Dar es Salaam and we work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $12 million.
Reports to: Chief of Party
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- In collaboration with the Programme Manager, establish and ensure implementation of a strong M&E system for the Nutrition Project.
- Lead programme baseline studies, formative assessments, mid-term evaluation, final evaluation and other research studies as well as learning events.
- Manage external research organization to deliver external evaluation, operational research and training of LGAs to undertake nutrition-related operational research in their
- In collaboration with the Programme Manager and implementation staff; regularly review progress on indicators/achievement of targets as per the Logical Framework.
- Develop reports to highlight key project strengths and areas of improvement, and use learning from monitoring reports for project planning and implementation.
- Review accountability to program beneficiaries’ data and reports and provide technical support to the implementation team using key learning from accountability system for program development, planning, improvement, and implementation.
- Identify the Nutrition project staff and partners M&E capacity needs and set aside M&E capacity building plan for program staff and partners.
- Develop and maintain an Indicator Performance Tracking Tool for the project that will guide preparation of programme progress updates on a monthly basis.
- Lead monitoring of program quality using quality benchmarks and ensure that findings are shared with relevant stakeholders and explicitly fed back into program decision-making, incorporating accountability and learning.
- Lead compilation of data and reporting on the program to the donor and to SCI global indicators total beneficiaries reach reports.
- Participate and provide input on M&E issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with consortium partners, local government and USAID.
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